Evan Mobley is doing everything for the Cavaliers
Maybe Evan Mobley has not become a 20-and-10 guy yet, but he is getting better every game. Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman told media to expect an improved offensive role for Mobley, citing his playmaking and intelligent play as a catalyst for his development.
This season, Mobley is averaging 16.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 blocks. He has been an all-around impactful player, pulling defensive focus onto himself and making quick decisions that lead to easy points for himself or his teammates.
An underrated aspect of Mobley's growth this season has been his mid-range shooting. Although he struggled early on, this past week has seen Mobley's shots from 15-19 feet improve to 66.7 percent. Inside five feet, Mobley is also hitting the same clip. His jump shots from the elbow and free throw line are smooth and confident, making Mobley an even greater threat on offense this year.
The Cavaliers will only go as far as Mobley can take them. He might not be their best scorer or passer, but Mobley growing into a consistent threat on both ends of the court will give Cleveland the edge in any game. This past week of play is exactly what Mobley can become as his confidence continues to grow.